Hi guys and girls, First of all, apologies for asking any questions which you've already answered for others in this forum. I've done my best to search through stickys and other intriguing posts to try and widen my knowledge in this area and I have now found myself wanting to ask a few questions which I haven't found answers for yet. Any answers you could provide would be appreciated, whether they be posted here or PM'ed to me. Just to put myself in to context here's a short profile on myself: I'm Jamie, 21 and currently in the final month of my Accountancy degree, expecting to get a 2:1. Whilst I have absolutely no experience within the Military (cadets, TA etc) it has always been one of my burning desires to serve my country in some form or another. Whilst my degree is in Accountancy, I have no particular desire to follow the subject up further as I only undertook the degree due to finding the subject amusingly easy. Whilst initial my intention was merely to enter the army at the bottom level, it was brought to my attention that it would be a waste of a degree not to attempt to enter at a higher level such as an officer. I would consider myself to be quite charismatic and a strong leader but also open to criticisms and as such I feel I have many of the raw elements required to be an army officer. The questions I have are: 1) How many recruits does RMA Sandhurst take on each 'term' and how many people apply on average? (Just wanting to get an idea of what the acceptance rate is) 2) Is it a huge disadvantage to have no previous military experience, nor know anyone who has? 3) I've been looking around different regiments and I've struggled to get a real grasp on which ones I would have more interest in. Which would you say are the most applicable to a person who would enjoy the more practical aspects of being in the military, as opposed to being stationed in an office/HQ. 4) For anyone who has been through Sandhurst, how did you find your fellow recruits in terms of comradory? Some press and general online banter suggests that to get on in Sandhurst you need to either be born in to money or have a very thick skin and be happy to be 'spoken down to' - Are these far-fetched rumours or is it a realistic summary of life at Sandhurst? Thanks for any help you can provide me with, it will all be appreciated and if there are any questions which would require more information for an accurate reply or where I've been ambigous with my wording then please feel free to let me know and I'll try clear things up. Jamie.